(from a higher-altitude, southwest-facing, more sandy parcel of old vines that’s picked a bit earlier than the Conca; this went through its malolactic fermentation in new oak, then was moved into larger, more neutral barrels): Good deep red. Highly perfumed aromas of blackberry, black cherry and licorice. Densely packed, juicy and tight, showing excellent energy to its dark fruit and spice flavors. Like a deeper, smoother version of the Marcenasco--and quite different from the more balsamic, muscular Conca--but still in a rather feminine style. Finishes with dense but silky tannins and lovely lingering sweetness.92+ Points
Wine Maker Notes
Noble and generous, glory of old Piedmont, a wine suitable for long aging, Barolo is the absolute master of the table. It conquers the palate with the conviction of strength, harmony and fullness and holds its sway at length. The vineyard of Rocche dell’Annunziata is historically considered the most important of the ”Marcenasco” sub zone. Barolo Marcenasco Rocche is characterized by supreme elegance and a fine bouquet of rose and licorice.
A great wine for important dishes, red meats on the spit or grilled, game, ”grande cuisine” white and red meat dishes and aged cheeses.